Ryan Giggs had a promising start to his short stint as Manchester United manager when he saw his side thrash Norwich City 4-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday in the first of four matches he will oversee.
David Moyes being sacked last week saw the Welshman put in temporary charge for the remainder of the season, charged with guiding the Red Devils to a respectable finish in a nightmare Premier League campaign. Louis van Gaal is installed as the favourite to take up the permanent position after leading Holland to the World Cup in Brazil this summer, with some reports suggesting that the Dutchman will not want to hire Giggs as an assistant.
However, The Guardian are reporting that Manchester United officials see Giggs as central to keeping continuity at the club after Moyes's dismissal and will make sure there is a role for him. The report claims the 40-year-old will be found a coaching role among the reserve or youth ranks if he is not a part of the new manager's plans for coaching and playing staff.
Old Trafford officials will not put pressure on the new man to hire Giggs once he is given the job, but they will not countenance the club's appearance record holder leaving when his contract expires at the end of the season. Many have tipped Giggs for the job permanently, including former teammate Gary Neville, but the report says United want a more experienced man to stabilise things in the fallout of Moyes' failure - something Giggs agrees with.
The future is not so certain for the rest of the 'Class of 92', however, and the likes of Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville, all of whom Giggs invited to help with coaching when he was put in charge, will have their fates decided by the new man. It is well known that Giggs has been doing the requisite course to attain the UEFA coaching licence that is required to take a big job for some time.